Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss audiobook

Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons

By Mike Reiss , with Mathew Klickstein
Foreword by Judd Apatow
Read by Mike Reiss

HarperAudio, It Books 9780062748034

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781538550106

  • ISBN: 9781538550090

  • ISBN: 9781538550113

Runtime: 7.48 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In celebration of The Simpsons thirtieth anniversary, the show’s longest-serving writer and producer offers a humorous look at the writing and making of the legendary Fox series that has become one of the most revered artistic achievements in television history.

Four-time Emmy winner Mike Reiss—who has worked on The Simpsons continuously since episode one in 1989—shares stories, scandals, and gossip about working with America’s most iconic cartoon family ever. Reiss explains how the episodes are created, and provides an inside look at the show’s writers, animators, actors and celebrity guests. He answers a range of questions from Simpsons fans and die-hards, and reminisces about the making of perennially favorite episodes.

In his freewheeling, irreverent comic style, Reiss reflects on his lifetime inside The Simpsons—a personal highlights reel of his achievements, observations, and favorite stories. Springfield Confidential exposes why Matt Groening decided to make all of the characters yellow; dishes on what it’s like to be crammed in a room full of funny writers sixty hours a week; and tells what Reiss learned after traveling to seventy-one countries where The Simpsons is watched (ironic note: there’s no electricity in many of these places); and even reveals where Springfield is located! He features unique interviews with Judd Apatow, who also provided the foreword, and Conan O'Brien, as well as with Simpsons legends Al Jean, Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta, and more.

Like Cary Elwes’ As You Wish, Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s Seinfeldia, and Chris Smith’s The Daily Show: An Oral History, Springfield Confidential is a funny, informational, and exclusive look at one of the most beloved programs in all of television land.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The good is always rare. A truly great comic is rare. Mike Reiss, by definition, is a rarity.” Conan O’Brien
“Besides providing a hilarious look at what is perhaps the greatest TV show of all time, Mike Reiss has also created a staggering literary work that is almost completely devoid of typos and grammatical errors. It’s well worth the price of this book for the proofreading skills alone.” “Weird Al” Yankovic
“Always honest, playful, and engaging, the book will provide fans with deep insight into the show’s history but also into its daily production and future…A charming look at a cherished American show.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Mike Reiss

Author Bio: Mike Reiss

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Author Bio: Mathew Klickstein

Author Bio: Mathew Klickstein

Mathew Klickstein is a longtime writer, producer, and instructor who specializes in arts and culture reportage across all platforms. His writings have appeared in Wired, the New Yorker, New York Daily News, and Vulture. He’s the writer of numerous nonfiction books on such topics as The Simpsons, Nickelodeon, and so-called “geek/fan culture.” Klickstein has worked extensively in all facets of live theater, film, and TV, and has recently entered the comic book creation field with his highly acclaimed series You Are Obsolete, currently being developed for television. Comic-Con Begins, his six-part audio documentary about the origins of the San Diego Comic-Con and the rise of modern fandom, was released via SiriusXM/Stitcher throughout Summer 2021. His recent middle-grade reader The Kids of Widney Junior High Take Over the World! received a 2021 Independent Publisher Book Award and is also available as an audiobook from Blackstone Publishing. www.MathewKlickstein.com

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 7.48
Audience: Adult
Language: English